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Triton College
Sociology 100 Course Syllabus
Semester: Fall 2012
Course Title: Introduction to Sociology
Course Number: 100
I. Faculty Information
a. Instructor: Professor McCullum
b. Office Location: D-102
c. Mailbox Location: D-116
d. Phone: (708) 456-0300 ext. 3311
e. E-mail: vmccullu@triton.edu
f. Office Hours: M-1:30-4 pm; W-1:30-5 pm; F-9-10 am; Tu-12-3 pm (online) II. Course Identification
a. Credit Hours: 3
b. Day and Hours course meets: Internet Course
c. Prerequisite: none
III. Textbook/Reading List:
a. Botterweck, C.Michael and Victor McCullum. 2011. Everyday Sociology.          7th Ed. Elmhurst, IL: Star Point Press. b. Botterweck, C. Michael and B. Rimmel-Kwidd. 2008. Choices. Elmhurst,          IL: Star Point Press. IV. Course Description and Goals:

The content of the course is for all practical purposes, similar to material presented in my face-to-face courses.  The course is intended to teach fundamental theories and concepts of sociology.  It is important for you to keep in mind that during the semester, we will cover a number of controversial topics.  It is assumed that you hold strong opinions about many key issues in society, therefore, one student may not agree with another student’s perspective.  In a sociology class, a difference of discourse is expected between students, but everyone’s opinion must be respected.  By the end of this course, each participant should be able to discuss intelligently utilizing key concepts from the field, the major social issues with which American society is currently attempting to deal with. Each student should be able to explain:

1.  how sociologist do their work.
2.  the impact of their work on social policy.
3.  scientific methods of survey research, interviewing, participant observation, and demographic research. V. Course End Competencies for Students:
    Each student should be ale to:
1. describe and contrast the difference between culture and society. 2. analyze and...
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